European Audio Team (EAT)

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European Audio Team makes high quality turntables with high technology at very high value prices.
Now also selling Okki Nokki record cleaners

See the AWESOME new Jo #5 cartrtidge review below.

C-Major
$2,795.00 with $524.00 Ortofon Quinet Blue moving coil cartridge & dustcover
TAS Recommended in 2018 Buyers Guide
$3,045.00 with $999.00 Ortofon Quinet Black moving coil cartridge & dustcover
$3,345.00 with $1299 Jo No5 MC cartridge & dustcover
$2545.00 with no cartridge

 
The C-Major is an amazing value with the $1795.00 Carbon C-Note tonearm, $524.00 ortofon moving coil cartridge, included dust cover and record clamp. 
Soundstage said:

"Low in profile, and all gloss black and brushed silver, the C-Major fairly screams sophistication, and while it’s EAT’s least expensive turntable, it’s still obviously a luxury product. But the C-Major is far from an entry-level ’table. The whole shebang just oozed sophistication. There’s much to be said for a truly compact turntable -- one that echoes the simplicity, elegance, and user-friendliness of the Denons and Duals of yore. Combine such elegance with high-tech materials and exemplary finishing -- as EAT has in the C-Major -- and you’ve got a winner. 

Listening to the Pro-Ject is like working for an insurance company. Listening to the C-Major was akin to taking an exciting holiday, the aural equivalent of climbing to Machu Picchu. And who doesn’t want to climb up to Machu Picchu!"


" It looks stunning in an understated, techy kind of way, and is easy to set up. Best of all it sounds fantastic. You rarely get all of this at just over two grand. I look forward to investigating more of what this company’s turntable range has to offer. Highly recommended."Jeff Dorgay  October 31, 2016

Bob Archer of CE Pro said:


            “I was really impressed with the C-Major. It's well built, easy to put together, and it sounds fantastic.”
 
            “I thought the C Major demonstrated the essence of the “vinyl sound.”
 
            "I was continually blown away. The C-Major’s overall smoothness, rich dynamics and detail simply crushed my Thorens. It was the first time that I’ve had a turntable in my home that wasn’t dramatically more expensive than the value of my Thorens but against which I felt my setup wasn’t competitive”
 
            “The C-Major is an excellent way to put discerning music fans into a vinyl solution without the audiophile pricing normally associated with some turntables.”
 
Note that this is the THIRD amazing review of this awesome turntable! 
 
Also, the C-Sharp has been named a 2017 Reviewers Choice at The Absolute Sound .
 

  • Nominal speed: 33/45 rpm, manual speed change
  • Speed Variance: 33rpm: ± < 0.09%, 45rpm: ± < 0.10%
  • Wow and flutter:33rpm: ± < 0.05%, 45rpm: ± < 0.05%
  • Signal to noise: S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -68 dB
  • Downforce range: 0 – 30 mN ; 0 - 3.0 grams
  • Supplied counterweight system: Counterweight 110 g without additional insert → for cartridges 5 – 9 g; Counterweight with additional insert 148 g →for cartridges 9 – 17g
  • Effective tonearm mass: 14.5 g
  • Effective tonearm length: 9"
  • Overhang: 18mm
  • Power consumption: 5 W max / 0.5W standby
  • Voltage: Universal switch mode power supply:
    15 V DC/1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 - 63 Hz
  • Dimensions: (W × H × D):
    18.1" × 13.9" × 4.9" (without dustcover)
    18.1" × 13.9" × 5.6" (closed dustcover)
    18.1" × 15" × 17.1" (opened dustcover)
  • Weight: (Turntable) 19.8 lbs.
  • Weight: (Boxed) 26.5 lbs.


B Sharp
$1595.00 with tonearm, cartridge & dustcover that competes with other tables at $2500.00

 
 
B Sharp turntable
 
The B-Sharp turntable, with engineered cues taken directly from the company’s award-winning and highly acclaimed C-Major turntable. The B-Sharp sheds all of the non-essential cosmetic adornments of the C-Major without compromising performance or mechanical integrity, providing vinyl enthusiasts with a superb playback option at a more affordable price. The B-Sharp turntable features the new B-Note tonearm, made from a carbon fiber alloy that is light yet rigid with a black anodized aluminum headshell. The B-Note tonearm provides all of the key features for cartridge alignment and adjustability: VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle), SRA (Stylus Rake Angle), VTF (Vertical Tracking Force), azimuth and a slotted headshell for overhang / offset angle. The anti-skate mechanism has been engineered for more intuitive calibration, making setup of the B-Sharp notably easier than competitive products.  A proprietary low noise motor, floating chassis, aluminum platter and a high-density MDF low profile base are included as standard features of the B-Sharp. Like the C-Major, the B-Sharp uses a high-tech TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) suspension system that works in concert with adjustable feet that provide levelling ability for the table. The B-Sharp comes equipped with a factory installed $236.00 Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge, hinged dustcover, low mass aluminum record clamp and a felt platter mat-all included. The B-Sharp delivers a level of performance commensurate with turntables at a significantly higher price Point.
 
"Overall the EAT B-Sharp turntable looks to be a beautifully well-rounded source component that I could happily live with. 
 
The EAT B-SHARP is a turntable that I could happily live with. It gives me everything I need for great sound without any excess gimmickry or fluff. And it looks…wait for it…Sharp!
 
The EAT B-Sharp turntable is an excellent choice for people who are seriously looking to get into vinyl and are demanding something a bit better than average, without breaking the bank of course. It is a bold and refined design that provides you all the necessities and does away with the superfluous. Its handsome look is eye catching and is sure to be noticed. Its performance is also a step above, with the bundled Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge. This could easily be someone’s first and last turntable as it provides a most suitable foundation for more resolving cartridges should one’s desires and budget grow. Let’s see: it’s good looking, easy to live with, sounds sweet and it won’t put you in the poor house. Sounds like the perfect date. All you need is the wine!”  Carlo Lo Roso

Read the entire review at:

https://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/vinyl/turntables/eat-b-sharp-turntable-review/
 

C-Sharp
$3,995.00 with 10" C-Note carbon fiber tonearm & $1000.00 Ortofon Quintet Black Moving coil cartridge
$4,295.00 with 10" C-Note carbon fiber tonearm & $1295.00 Jo #5 MC cartridge
$3,495.00 with no cartridge

Call about special sale pricing on the C-Sharp in White while supply lasts-Save $700.00
 
TAS 2018 Editors’ Choice Awards: Turntables $2,000 - $5,000
The Absolute Sound said:
"The combination of the C-Sharp and Quintet Black produced so appealing sound that had rhythmic drive and made nearly everything I spun fun to listen to"

Positive Feedback wrote a killer review:
"the EAT turntable performed so superbly and was so inexpensive that the audiophile may build a near state of the art system with the C Sharp at its core. How about that:  phono reproduction with amazing sound, easy to setup and tweak, and all at reasonable cost!"

"It features a true 10" length, carbon fiber with aluminum arm tube, adjustability in every possible plane, special elastomer damping in the tube, gorgeous chrome finish, and all the counterweights you need for various cartridge weights. WOW!"

"If you want virtually state-of-the-art phono playback for under $10,000, including cartridge, build your system starting with the time-tested EAT C Sharp Turntable and Arm Combo at its heart. The EAT C Sharp Turntable Combination is that good!"

Read the full review at:   https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/eat-c-sharp-turntable/


The Hifi-World review summed with:
"The C-Sharp displays incredible value for money with its low noise output and controlled sonics that are both well-focused and mature in nature with an incisive and detailed presentation."
Low profile carbon fiber base
$1995.00 C-Note 10 inch Carbon fiber tonearm
External speed control network
30 pounds

Optional dust cover
  • Nominal speed: 33/45 rpm, driven by microprocessor, separate control panel, lighted control buttons
  • Signal to noise: S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -70 dB
  • Downforce range: 0 – 30 mN
  • Supplied counterweights: without additional insert → for cartridge 5 – 9g (125g), with additional insert → for cartridge 8,5 – 13g (142g)
  • Effective tonearm mass: 0.58 oz. (16.5 g)
  • Effective tonearm length: 10"
  • Overhang: .6"
  • Power consumption: 8.5 W max / 0.5 W standby
  • Voltage: Universal switch mode power supply 15 V DC / 1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 – 63Hz
  • Dimensions: 19.7" wide × 15.7" deep × 4.5" high without connectors, 19.7" wide × 17.12" deep × 4.5" high with connectors in the rear panel
  • Weight (without box): 29.7 lbs. + 1.1 lbs. separate control panel

Jo No 5
Moving coil cartridge

$1,295.00  ($1395.00 in beautiful wood display box)Image result for EAT Jo No 5 cartridge
 

The perfect upgrade for any turntable! The Jo No.5 is an elegant masterpiece, both sonically as well as visually. The cartridge body and stylus guard are made of polyamide and are produced by an additive manufacturing process which is called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). This process sinters thin layers of powder with a laser to build the final structure for a virtually resonance free material - perfect for analog reproduction. It comes in unmistakable mint green color(!) and features a very detailed, low distortion, natural and immersive sound that is the signature of all EAT products.

Here is what Bob Levi or Positive Feedback said in the first review:
“The EAT Jo No.5 MC Cartridge is the best overall performing MC cartridge I have heard in a long time, and the current “price/performance value” of the decade."
 
“ …at $1295, it challenges my favorite $3500 cartridge reference for best overall definition, imaging, and musicality. I cannot even suggest a cartridge at Jo’s price that comes close in overall performance.
 
The Jo gives up a small amount of depth and a bit of textural layering, while retrieving pinpoint imaging with a focus unmistakably improving upon my $3500 reference cartridge, and rivaling my $6000 cartridge. The Jo sings naturally with impressive, immersive realism. With no etch or lumpiness, I hear a reel-to-reel tape presentation, not an LP.
 
The Jo at .3 MV output had seriously powerful dynamic swings and snappy, exciting speed and rise times. I got lost in the music and forgot I was reviewing several times. Jo did smooth and sweet with the same authority. It even did rich and liquid where called for, a feat many expensive MC’s fail to do. Amazing. The Jo No.5 is a chameleon on a tonearm.
 
Breakthrough is a breakthrough, no matter how you spell it. The Jo No.5 is how I spell it right now. At $1295, unless you collect boxes, this is the cartridge to own. It sings with an authority, solidity, speed, and realism only available until now at triple the cost…For once, the audiophile consumer is the winner! 
 
The EAT Jo No.5 MC Cartridge is the best overall performing MC cartridge I have heard in a long time, and the current “price/performance value" of the decade. It is not just a very good sounding cartridge. Jo is a cutting-edge high tech music machine enhancing the performance and erasing distortion! WOW! The Jo redefines the build quality and style of what is achievable, realistic to expect, and top tracking ability worth at least $3000. If Jo No.5 turns out to be the middle or bottom of the EAT cartridge model range, we will look forward to the “big bang” of an EAT stellar transducer extraordinaire!
 
The EAT Jo No.5 MC Cartridge is sublime and a wondrous value not soon to be surpassed. My 50 years of audiophile listening tell me Jo fully deserves my highest number 1 recommendation! Welcome to America Jo!”

Stylus type:  Nude Fine Line
Weight: 15g
Stylus tip radius: 8/40um
Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
Output voltage: 0.3mv
Channel separation: Greater than 23dB @ 1KHz
Compliance dynamic/lateral: 15 um/Nm
Tracking force range: 2.1-2.5g
Recommended tracking force: 2.3g
Tracking angle: Pure 4n Copper
Coil wire material: Greater than 20 Ohm
Recommended load resistance:


E-Glo S Hybrid Tube phono stage
$2999.00
with optional LPS external power supply-$3795.00 - Save $500.00
EAT E-Glo S Hybrid/Tube Phono Preamplifier
 


Soundstage summed their review with:

"I’ve harped in this review on the tube-like sound of the European Audio Team’s E-Glo S phono stage -- to me, its most prominent feature. But don’t think for a second that the E-Glo S ever sounded thick or veiled. It was a thoroughly musical phono stage that readily conveyed subtle cues in the music, the details that come together to build a musical performance."

"EAT’s C-Major turntable had a lively, very slightly crisp tonal balance. If aural memory serves, I imagine that the C-Major would be an ideal complement to EAT’s very slightly lush-sounding phono stage. If I were looking for a complete analog rig in this price range, I’d sure want to investigate this combo."

"That the E-Glo S adds some tube sweetening is what makes it, in my books, so special. In the 21st century, phono stages that use tubes to actually amplify a cartridge’s signal rather than using tubes only as buffer stages seem somewhat quaint, considering that it’s far easier to slam out 70dB of gain with transistors. But EAT has managed to use vacuum tubes -- that century-old technology -- as the gain devices of a great-sounding, thoroughly modern phono preamplifier."


Tone Magazine said:

"A $2,995 Marvel – The EAT E-Glo S Hybrid/Tube Phonostage"

"European Audio Team’s E- Glo S is incredible... the experience is unmatched. ...the amount of texture and breath that the E-Glo S contributes is impeccable."

If you’re working within the context of a well-crafted system, and looking to put together a great analog front end in the $6k-$12k range, that includes the table, cartridge and phonostage of your choice – you will be hard pressed to find anything more revealing than the E-Glo S.

Running the E-Glo S through its paces with about a dozen different phono cartridges and hundreds of varied musical selections, it confirms its excellent first impression. This is a fantastic phonostage that is without compromise at its price. It’s easy to award this beauty one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2018." -  Jeff Dorgay

  • Input impedance MC: 10,30,50,90,100,1000,47K Ohm
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Load capacity: 50,150,270,370,520,620,740 pF
  • Gain MM: 45 dB
  • Gain MC :45,50,55,65,70 dB
  • RIAA accuracy within 0,5dB/20Hz – 20kHz
  • Subsonic: 18 dB / Octave
  • Input: RCA
  • Output: RCA
  • Power supply: DC18V/1
  • Dimensions W × H × D 17.1" × 3.5" × 10.6"

LPS Dual Linear Power Supply
$1299.00
A clean power supply is one of the most important parts of the signal path. EAT Tuntables and Phono Preamplifiers can now deliver their
full potential with an external power supply that provides optimum results.


The LPS contains dual voltage outputs, each with a separate power supply in one enclosure and is done without compromise. High quality bridge rectification is employed as well as ultra-fast diodes, that is followed with a 8800uF filtration bank. The voltage regulator is fully discrete, no operational amplifier is used, and the voltage reference is TL431. This all results in very low noise and perfect regulation, while RFI is eliminated from the mains.

In many aspects it can be compared to solutions that rely on buffering by means of rechargeable batteries, for example, thus guaranteeing complete disconnection from the power grid during operation. The ripple voltage is lower than 1 microvolt and the voltage accuracy is better than ±0,05%, while the temperature drift is far below any standard power supplies.

The LPS can deliver simultaneously both 15v and 18v via the 2.1mm, XLR 4Pin, and 2.5mm cables that are included for use for a variety of combinations of many of our turntables and the E-Glo S Phono Preamp
.

Input Power supply: 120V
Output voltage / current: 1 x 15V/2A ±0,05%, noise max. 10uV
Output voltage / current: 1 x 18V/1.5A ±0,05%, noise max 1uV
Included cables:
*1x 15V 2.1 mm for EAT C-Sharp, EAT C-Major turntables
*1x 15V XLR 4 Pin for EAT E-Flat, EAT Forte S turntables
*1x 18V 2.5 mm for EAT E-Glo S Phono Preamp, EAT Forte turntable
Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.1" x 2.4" x 10.6"
Weight: 10.8 Lbs.